About GlobaLingo

GlobaLingo provides research-informed practical solutions for the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of dual language immersion education programs (including traditional public, private, Charter, I.B., and Montessori) in the United States and abroad. Whether your program features Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin, French, or another partner language, GlobaLingo provides the expertise you need to take your program to the next level!

GlobaLingo was founded by Dr. Barbara Kennedy (“BK”) in 2019. Co-author of the internationally recognized Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, 3rd Edition (2018) and winner of the 2015 National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Outstanding Dissertation Award, Dr. BK has dedicated the past 30+ years to increasing effectiveness of multilingual education.

Dr. BK is trilingual (English, Spanish, German) and has worked as a bilingual, ESL, and world languages teacher, district administrator, national consultant, and state program director.

Working out of Austin, Texas, Dr. BK is known for her down-to-earth demeanor and solutions-oriented approach and works with you one-on-one to provide customized services and supports to meet your program’s unique needs.


Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, 3rd Edition (2018)

Dual Language Education: Answers to Questions From the Field (2017)

Profiles of Dual Language Education in the 21st Century (2018)

A Qualitative Case Study of the Bilingual Teacher Shortage in One Texas School


Dr. BK always came up with solutions when we experienced the most complex issues that derived from many variations of DLI curriculum, teaching strategies, differentiation, lesson planning, etc.

Especially when the linguistic ratio of students changed, she provided the precise advice the teachers needed to hear, which is essential to the success and sustainability of DLI schools.

This year we started the only one Japanese/English DLI state charter school in Georgia. She provided a great foundation in strategies and techniques for all teachers–new and experienced in this field–by offering an interactive learning experience.

What sets her consulting apart from others is her sensitive listening skills and accurate analysis of the issues that her clients are facing. She also provides the most applicable examples and gives us a variety of suggestions to consider. AND she has a kind and gracious heart!

Minako Ahearn
Former Principal, Seigakuin Atlanta International School
Board Chair, International Charter Academy of Georgia

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